Why? Because some of the top big names of the industry have come together to make internet access available for everyone in the world.
Now that I have got your attention, lets cut to the chase and come directly to the point.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has recently announced the launch of 'Internet.org'. A collaboration among Facebook, Ericsson, MediaTek, Samsung, Nokia, Opera, and Qualcomm, Internet.org hopes to connect the two-thirds of the world's population that is 5 billlion people who have no internet access.
According to the official announcement by Zuckerberg, "Everything Facebook has done has been about giving all people around the world the power to connect. There are huge barriers in developing countries to connecting and joining the knowledge economy. Internet.org brings together a global partnership that will work to overcome these challenges, including making internet access available to those who cannot currently afford it."
Through joint projects like this the biggies of the industry will try to find a solid solution in three areas - affordability, efficiency and business models. The founding members of internet.org -- Facebook, Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera, Qualcomm and Samsung -- will develop joint projects, share knowledge, and mobilize industry and governments to bring the world online.
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